Your Holiday Packing Tips

By: Trudiesimpson-
In all the excitement of looking forward to your major holiday how is your packing going? When going overseas it is wise to pack accordingly. Essential travel items can easily be overlooked, it pays to plan and to have a list. That way you can tick off items as they are packed.

Travel documents, toiletries and first aid are the three main travel essentials. Add these to your packing list to get you started.

Sounds simple enough and yes many of the items are readily available at most destinations. However do you really want to spend your valuable holiday time searching for a pharmacy at 2am because you have a splitting headache? Or trying to explain diarrhea to a foreign speaking pharmacist?

There are plenty of really great travel first aid kits now available. Depending on what type of trip you are planning you can buy a first aid kit to suit. This is highly recommended for any overseas trip. As well as being in a neat compact kit as a bonus these kits are very useful to keep at home or in your car or boat.

Your first aid kit should include at least the following: Stomach remedies, pain relief medicine and antiseptic cream. Eye drops may be useful. Temporary dental filling can be especially usefull. If your kit contains scissors, tweezers and safety pins remember to put them in your checked luggage.No good having it all confiscated before you leave the country!

After your everyday essentials include the following. Medicated wipes, tissues, dental floss or tooth picks. Sun cream, lip balm and body moisturizer if the climate is cold or dry. Emery boards can save annoyance of ragged nails. Insect repellent if traveling outside of cities. Men don't forget your razor!

You should take enough of your current medication for the duration of the trip and then some. Not all countries have the same pharmaceuticals and you may find it very difficult to get a prescription filled in a foreign country. Be prepared.

At all times especially if traveling alone have emergency contact details on you. Also carry copies of your passport, your travel itinerary and your travel insurance details. Having your travel agents contact details can also be useful.

Planning your luggage well to include these essentials is priceless. Just a few extra items can make a huge difference to your holiday enjoyment. Bon Voyage!
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